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The Soap Bubble Nebula, 



    
        

            Kathy Walker
The Soap Bubble Nebula
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The Soap Bubble Nebula

The Soap Bubble Nebula, 



    
        

            Kathy Walker
The Soap Bubble Nebula
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The Soap Bubble Nebula

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 2, 2016 ·  Aug. 15, 2021 ·  July 17, 2022 ·  July 20, 2022
Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Blue: 10×120(20′) bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Green: 10×120(20′) bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Red: 10×120(20′) bin 2×2
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 36×600(6h) bin 1×1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 21×900(5h 15′) bin 1×1
Integration:
12h 15′
Avg. Moon age:
19.36 days
Avg. Moon phase:
45.17%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 6024975

RA center: 20h15m23s.5

DEC center: +38°0238

Pixel scale: 1.202 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.717 degrees

Field radius: 0.649 degrees

Resolution: 3196x2208

File size: 913.4 KB

Locations: Hall's Harbour Observatory (H2O), Hall's Harbour, NS, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Soap Bubble Nebula (PN G75.5+1.7), imaged in HOO, with RGB stars.  This planetary nebula is so dim that, in spite of its being right next to the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) and therefore in an area that is frequently imaged, it was only discovered in 2007.  The Crescent Nebula is just out of the frame at the top-right.

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